Philosophy: A Guide to Happiness – Nietzsche on Hardship
We all face hardships and adversity in our lives, and often things don’t go the way we want them to go. Problems and setbacks are to be expected in our lives, but rather than trying to avoid these problems, one of Germany‘s most famous philosophers, Friedrich Nietzsche, encourages us to embrace setbacks and adversity, in order to overcome these problems and grow out of them, ultimately becoming stronger. With this new and revolutionary view on life’s problems, Botton tries to help us with the aid of Nietzsche, overcoming and coping with what life throws against us.
In this documentary series, Alain de Botton takes us into the world of philosophy and tries to unravel some of the most important and difficult questions of our lives. These questions about love, hardship, anger, happiness, self-confidence and self-esteem pose problems to many and solutions to these problems are not always easy to come by. Botton helps us by turning to great thinkers of the past who have spent many years thinking about these aspects of our lives and tries to reassure us that there is always a solution to life‘s problems.
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